At Flow Office, we’re experts at creating and refurbishing functional and stylish office spaces for our clients. We design office environments and supply office furniture for a wide range of different workspaces and requirements, managing all shapes and sizes of offices and keeping on top of changing work patterns and trends.
Hot desking is one such trend. Beginning in the 1990s, it has since become an integral part of many businesses. This means that employees don’t have a designated desk, but instead take an available desk when they need it. It delivers a range of benefits for the employer and employees, helping to foster teamwork and support flexibility.
What are the 5 biggest benefits of incorporating a hot desk system into your office?
Hot desking makes for tidier workspaces with employees unable to personalise their desks, leave personal items or stacks of papers. Hot desking means that employees have to take a minimalist approach to their personal belongings, creating a cleaner and more organised office space. It can also help in terms of keeping the office clean, and hygienic, which in the throes of a pandemic cannot be overstated.
Supports Hybrid Working
With the advent of hybrid working, there’s less need for dedicated desks for particular employees. Hot desking can help support these more flexible working patterns while keeping costs in check. An employee’s dedicated desk space will be more likely to be at home than in the office, but the latter will provide space for collaborative working and meeting clients. It’s ideally suited to meet the challenge of evolving working practices.
Hot desking has always been a means by which office space can be used more efficiently, helping to reduce costs. Desk space isn’t sitting empty when someone is off work or working away from the office. With hybrid working, this becomes even more important.
Allocated desk space creates zones within offices where people work alongside the same faces. While this can help foster working relationships between small groups of individuals, it can create cliques and it doesn’t always support creative working. Hot desking can be a way to increase collaboration in offices, bringing different employees together from different departments. Hot desking can create a more cohesive workplace, with much greater levels of collaboration and co-working.
Hot desking allows employees to have more choice over their working environment. Employees can change their day-to-day environment and remain mobile. This gives them a greater sense of autonomy and flexibility over the day, with people no longer tied to their desks.
How Flow Office can help
At Flow, we’re helping our clients adjust to new working patterns. We can help you create a tidy and hygienic workplace that promotes good health and efficient working.
We are supporting businesses throughout the Midlands and further afield to make that all-important shift towards flexible and efficient workspaces.